About API

Connecting People and Skills to Power Australia’s Energy Future

The Australian Power Institute (API) represents major Australian power companies in providing future professional power engineering capability whose vision is:

"To Deliver a Sustainable Supply of Highly Skilled Power Engineering Professionals Working Effectively to Meet the Challenges of Australia’s Emerging Energy Future and to Support the Technical and Commercial Success of Member Companies in the Energy Sector"

The key objectives of API are:

  • Provide a sustainable supply of quality power engineering graduates to energy industry
  • Facilitate a strong power engineering education platform
  • Coordination of industry and university innovation initiatives


Summer School 2018

THEME:
Agile. Innovative. Supportive.
Journey on the Energy Revolution - An Agile, Innovative Energy Industry Supporting the Changing Needs of Customers, Community & Shareholders.

 

Total investment for the summer school includes a first class residential program (including group activities and site visits), electronic copies of all presentations, accommodation and meals (including all group dinners and functions) and an attendance certificate recognized by Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in accordance with CPD guidelines


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API PowerChem Asia Pacific

The primary aim of the conference is to provide up-to-date professional development for those working in the industry globally as well as those associated with it. This conference is composed of a diverse range of key speakers, exhibitors, and three days of lectures. The format of the conference allows close interaction between speakers, presenters, exhibitors and delegates, with a number of training courses also available.

"PowerChem Conference is the only forum in the PowerChem industry and therefore is the perfect opportunity to network by renewing contacts and building new relationships with nationwide and international industry colleagues." - Colin Gwynne (Aurecon)

PowerChem Conference 2018 will be held on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland from Sunday 20 May to Thursday 24 May, 2018.

PowerChem Conference 2016 received excellent feedback from delegates, exhibitors and sponsors alike. Sponsors were provided with an invaluable opportunity to network with key decision-makers, whilst delegates relished the opportunity to be presented with the latest products and services available to them.

The conference program includes plenary sessions as well as a panel discussion on a specialised topics. An exhibition runs parallel to the conference, with all refreshments focused around the exhibition area to encourage delegates to visit all booths.

***CALL FOR PAPERS***

In addition to invited speakers, a number of papers will also be sought from the international and Australian power industry. One page abstracts (no more than 500 words) are to be emailed to Kendall Klingaman (kendall.klingaman@api.edu.au) for review by the Conference Techincal Committee. Please note that upon acceptance of your paper, all speakers are expected to register and pay to attend.

Deadline for submission: 10 NOVEMBER 2017

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  • Aim of conference
  • Delegate/employer attendance benefits 
  • Timeline of events
  • Traning courses on offer and more
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    News


    13/Oct/2017

    EECON 2017 - API SUPPORT FOR STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION


      As API recognises the importance of connecting current indutry professionals with the next generation of future industry leaders, API invites undergraduate and post-graduate engineers studying disciplines related to the electrical and energy industry to present a poster at EECON 2017.


    11/Aug/2017

    Call for papers now open for API PowerChem Asia Pacific 2018


      PowerChem Conference 2018 will be held on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland from Sunday 20 May to Thursday 24 May, 2018. "PowerChem Conference is the only forum in the PowerChem industry and therefore is the perfect opportunity to network by renewing contacts and building new relationships with nationwide and international industry colleagues." - Colin Gwynne (Aurecon)


    26/Jul/2017

    UQ Innovators Share Inspirational Address with Industry Engineers


      The conversation around the tables between the UQ innovators and Powerlink engineers was equally stimulating, and covered their recent research into innovations to improve Powerlink’s network performance such as transformer failure analysis, new dynamic transmission line rating techniques, new load forecasting and planning models that predict significant challenges ahead with grid loading and energy storage, as well as stability studies of a proposed HVDC interconnector....

    What Others Say

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    "The API Summer School is a definite must-attend for professionals involved in the Power Industry. The lectures, tours and talks will definitely build on your kit bag of tools which you can draw upon as you progress through your career. The two weeks is well worth the effort and the API personnel are able to make it fun. It's like going back to school but this time you're well aware that it's going to lead you to the path to success!"

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    "The API Summer School attracts the highest caliber of speakers in the industry, who have both expertise in subject matter and a vision. The delegates also are of the highest quality. Its is a journey that should inspire most, if not all, participants to be industry visionaries."

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    "This program helped me understand a broad and valuable understanding of the Industry as well as the challenges faced in the future. The skills gained from both presentations and syndicate work will certainly help me bring new ideas to my workplace in order to improve our work practices as well as advance my individual career development".